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History of Renaissance Science, Part Two

Learn about the influencers who lived during the Renaissance and their scientific accomplishments, how their thoughts were influenced, and how their work changed the world through innovation, architecture, biology, alchemy, and more. (If you have younger students, this course fits with the Homeschool Connections Grade School Unit Study Program for grades 3-6 so that your whole family can learn the same era together.)

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th

Suggested credit: One full semester World History, History of Science, or Renaissance History


The renaissance was a time of great change, the entire medieval worldview broken apart as great discoveries in the stars, upon the earth, and in the smallest molecules bring about a re-conception of the universe. We will be going through these discoveries, and discussing the social and historical implications of them.


Class 1: Medical Discoveries: Smallpox and Cholera

Class 2: Medical Discoveries: Germs and Pasturization

Class 3: Medical Discoveries: Dental Care

Class 4: Medical Discoveries: The Spanish Flu

Class 5: Review for Midterm

Class 6: Corporation Production (Factories)

Class 7: History of Genetics

Class 8: WWI Warfare Tech

Class 9: Flying in the sky

Class 10: WWII Tech

Class 11: The Computer

Class 12: Study for Final

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Readings will be provided FREE by the instructor as PDF files.

Homework: Expect to spend about 45 minutes of reading each Class plus a Classly quiz (computer graded for immediate feedback).

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